Match Details

AUSW vs WIW 1st T20, AUSW vs WIW 2023

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Australia Women won by 8 wickets 🏆
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T McGrath Logo
T McGrath Jersy



T McGrath
4s: 8
6s: 3
A Gardner Logo
A Gardner Jersy



A Gardner
4s: 1
6s: 1
A Fletcher Logo
A Fletcher Jersy



A Fletcher

Econ: 15.00
11th Over:
= 7
12th Over:
= 14
Last Over:
= 16
This Over:
= 4
AUSWAUSW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5157
10 Over 92108
WIWWIW - 1st Innings
6 Over 3238
10 Over 6468
15 Over 112108
20 Over 151147


Inn 1
Inn 2
That brings an end to our coverage for this game. Do join us tomorrow for the second game of the series. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Anirudh Modi and scorer Bishal Mandal. Tata. Bye Bye.
Hayley Matthews (Player of the Match): "The wicket was good to bat on. I tried to access the open spaces in the field and was lucky to score.

I ran out of gas in the later stages of the game and was left stranded on 99. We can take a lot of learnings from today. The wicket was good and we can take learnings to bowl on these types of wickets.

Australia are a top side and the girls were put under pressure. But it will be a good experience to play against them. I know the conditions here and I love playing here. Nice to see the crowd building up and it was good to play in front of them."
Player of the Match: Hayley Matthews
9:43 AM IST, 3:13 PM Local Time: That's it. A solid all-around effort from the Australia Women as they beat the West Indies Women comprehensively by eight wickets to start the international home summer with a win. The bowlers did a fine job of restricting the West indies Women below 150 before their batters stepped up to chase down the total in just 13.2 overs.

Chasing 148, Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy opened the batting for Australia Women and gave their side a decent start. Mooney was looking good and scored 11 before departing in the third over. Tahlia McGrath joined her skipper at the crease and both led the charge. Both played some beautiful strokes and scored at a brisk rate. They were helped by some poor bowling and dropped chances from the West Indies Women.

Healy played some wonderful strokes and brought up her fifty in a quick time. The game was slipping away from the visitors before Healy holed out in the deep after scoring 56 off just 29 balls. She hit seven boundaries and three maximums before the 85-run stand came to an end in the 10th over.

McGrath made sure that there were no more hiccups in the chase. She brought up her fifty and remained unbeaten on 60 off just 32 balls to take her side across the line in the 14th over. Ashleigh Gardner provided the finishing touches to the chase as she remained unbeaten on 13 off 12 balls to help the Southern Stars go 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series.

Earlier, the North Sydney Oval crowd was treated to a Hayley Matthews' special knock. Opening the batting for the West Indies Women, Matthews led from the front and played a brilliant knock. She was the lone fighter with the bat. Shabika Gajnabi (0) and Stafanie Taylor (10) never got going but there was no stopping Matthews from the other end as she brought up her fifty to keep the hosts at bay.

Shemaine Campbelle supported her skipper nicely from the other end but fell on 19 on the penultimate ball of the innings as Matthews was left stranded on 99. The West Indies Women finished their innings on 147/3, with Matthews remaining unbeaten on 99. Her knock comprised 12 fours and four sixes.

The Australia Women were a bit rusty in the middle phase of the first innings but bowled beautifully to pull back things. Ashleigh Gardner and Darcie Brown picked up a wicket each for the hosts. Their batters then put up a show to chase down the total in just 13.2 overs to get an early lead in the series.
13.2 A Fletcher to A Gardner
4 Gardner takes the aerial route and takes her side across the line. Short delivery and well outside off, Gardner hangs back and lifts it over Matthews at extra covers for a boundary. No one out on the boundary to cut it off and it runs away for four. With this, Australia Women beat West Indies Women by eight wickets.
13.1 A Fletcher to A Gardner
0 Short delivery outside off and Gardner cuts it straight to point. No run.
Australia Women
Tahlia McGrath
Ashleigh Gardner
Zaida James
12.6 Z James to A Gardner
1 Short from James and Gardner pulls it towards deep mid wicket for a single. Just three required now.
12.5 Z James to A Gardner
6 SIXXX!!! Gardner makes full use of the free hit. Tossed up delivery on the stumps, Gardner gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it into the leg side. Connell at deep mid wicket drops it and parries it over the ropes.
Alleyne has been taken out of the attack for bowling two waist high no balls. Zaida James will complete the over.
12.5 A Alleyne to A Gardner
NB Ohh Dear!!! Another high full toss from Alleyne on the body and Gardner goes for the pull but gets a top edge to short fine leg. No ball signaled again and Alleyne is taken off the attack. Free hit to follow.
12.4 A Alleyne to T McGrath
1 Short and well outside off, McGrath cuts it to the sweeper in the off side for a single.
12.3 A Alleyne to T McGrath
0 A slower delivery outside off, McGrath makes room and swings hard at it but misses.
12.3 A Alleyne to T McGrath
NB A very high full toss from Alleyne on the body and McGrath does well to get some bat on it. She pulls it straight to short fine leg. No ball signaled by the square leg umpire and free hit coming up.
12.2 A Alleyne to T McGrath
4 FOUR!!!! Supreme placement from T-Mac. Alleyne bowls it on a length well outside off, McGrath opens her bat face and guides it nicely past backward point for a boundary. Beats third man to her right.
12.1 A Alleyne to T McGrath
2 On a length outside off and McGrath drives it on the up in front of square in the off side for a couple of runs.
Australia Women require only 19 runs from 48 balls.
Australia Women
Ashleigh Gardner
Tahlia McGrath
Shamilia Connell
11.6 S Connell to T McGrath
1lb A slower delivery on the pads and McGrath misses the flick. The ball rolls off her pads to short fine leg and the batters sneak a leg bye.